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CDC Tracking COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects

More than 40 million Americans are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. As with other vaccines, there can be side effects. The CDC is tracking those side effects, even launching a new app so people can check in after receiving the vaccine. Common symptoms can include pain, redness, and swelling at the injection site. Some skin rashes have also been reported. Doctors…

Alabama House Approves ‘Born Alive’ Abortion Bill

The Alabama House of Representatives has approve a bill that criminalize doctors who do not provide care to babies still living after an abortion attempt. Lawmakers voted 76-12 Thursday for the bill by Republican Rep. Ginny Shaver of Leesburg. It now moves to the Alabama Senate. Shaver argued the law is needed to protect children while opponents of the bill…

Doctors Calling for Medical Disparities to be Part of Black Lives Matter Movement

As the nation puts a spotlight on problems plaguing Black communities, some families and doctors are calling for medical disparities to be part of the Black Lives Matter conversation. “African American women are three to four times more likely to die due to pregnancy complications,” says Dr. Emmary Butler, an OBGYN in Indiana. Dr. Butler, as well as many doctors…

Doctors: Drugs Used for Lethal Injection Could Help COVID-19 Patients

A group of medical professionals is asking death penalty states for medications used both for lethal injections and to help coronavirus patients who are on ventilators. But a doctor who’s behind the request and a death penalty expert says secrecy surrounding executions could hinder those efforts because they don’t know what drugs states have. The letter was sent this month…

Gov. Ivey Updates Alabama Residents on Health Condition

In an ongoing effort to keep the people of Alabama updated on her health, Governor Kay Ivey issued the following statement: “Yesterday, my doctors performed a follow-up examination on the site where I received three radiation treatments last September to treat the small, isolated malignancy that was discovered on my lung. Needless to say, I was extremely appreciative to receive…

MEDICAL BREAKTHROUGHS: Life Stress + E-Cig Damage + Domestic Violence Training for Doctors

New research showed the stress of modern life combined with disruptions to the body’s internal clock may increase the risk of developing metabolic disorders, including obesity and type two diabetes. Shift working and jet lag can alter a person’s body clock, as well. Plus, cardiologists said new research highlights the damage e-cigarettes pose to the brain, heart, blood vessels, and…

Doctors Say They Have “Cured” A Sickle Cell Anemia Patient

Doctors say they may have found a cure to the century old disease, sickle cell anemia. A recent study says doctors in Paris claim to have “cured” a teenage patient of sickle cell anemia using gene therapy. Dr. Jeffrey Underwood – a Montgomery physician says that while he’s no specialist when it comes to gene therapy, the news sounds promising…